An Interview With Gail

Gail Zappa talks about the Apostrophe/Overnite-Sensation “Classic Albums” DVD release and other Z-related topics (including the Holy Grail Roxy release!) in this 18 minute (audio) interview — just in case that’s your kind of thing. :)

21 Responses to “An Interview With Gail”

  1. ken duvall says:

    What does she say about the Roxy vid ?
    I don’t want to listen to her for 18 minutes !
    I mean, come on !

  2. Balint says:

    Yes! Pleas! Someone who speak the English and under Stands very oké! Summary pleez…

  3. Hans says:

    Summary:
    “Hi, my name is Gail and I am famous ’cause my husband was. I don’t give a fuck about the fans puny wishes. I shall not be released, nor will any of the vault tapes. Or something. Heh heh heh. Arf to you all!”

  4. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Re Roxy: If my ears were not playing tricks on me (which they have been known to), I think she said something about “5 to 4 months”.
    * looks around for grained salt dispenser *

  5. BillyDaMt says:

    ^^^
    hehe, if only that were true.
    At this point, I shall believe it when I see it (or don’t)
    Eh, call me a skeptic.

  6. urbangraffito says:

    Re: Roxy: Your ears were playing tricks on you, Barry. Gail said Roxy was “in a box somewhere…in bits and pieces…” and was due out sometime in the next 24 months (that is, if “the universe will support it…” or whatever that means) but that they can’t pre-market any Roxy due to all the bootleggers. I tend to agree with BillyDaMt — I’ll believe it when I see it.

  7. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    “5 to 4” -> “24”

    Yep: time for that yearly visit to the EarDoctor…

  8. Birdman! says:

    My math works out diifferently:

    “5 to 4” = 5^4 = 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 625 months = over 52 years.

    If we cultivate an appreciation of Zappa in our children, they will have something to look forward to when they retire.

  9. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Waiter! Get that man a drink! :D

  10. bernard says:

    Why should Gail care about the fans? I can see no reason for that.

    She has to earn a living.

  11. casper says:

    25 or 6 to 4

    so 5 to 4 = 21 months as of when?

  12. xorg says:

    So how come Gail didn’t mention this forthcoming release?

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3360507/Frank-Zappa-A-Token-of-his-Extreme/Product.html

  13. Bob Again says:

    Hans, you cynical bastard!

  14. Paul Sempschi says:

    “we’re trying to get Roxy in a place where it can be released on Honker” which means that they realize the high demand for this project so are going to squeeze as much profits they can out of it – they’ll be working on it on their own (not hiring outside techies, no Eagle Dist., etc.) and releasing it off their website and an outrageous price… Good point about Mother’s Day though. Too bad so many Mothers are Conservative pseudoFeminists from the Suburbs who vote for Bush or voted for Kerry who voted for Bush(es war in Iraq) or just are ambivalent and self-centered.
    So if it was Frank’s intention to sell his catelogue and get out of the business, why did he make up those posthumous albums? What did he want to be done with the vault? seal it up? oh please… she makes it sound like she’s doing us a favour by charging ungodly sums for 35 minute cds.

  15. scott says:

    I have nearly 60 Zappa CDs and all the old vinyl
    from the 60s and 70s.

    The only thing that would make me happy is,
    if I had 128 CDs of new material.

    Then I would stop whining.

    I Promise.

  16. urbangraffito says:

    Holy Gail, Barry! A screw must’ve come loose or something…cause after listening to this 18 minute interview I had an irresistible urge to listen to Illegal, Immoral & Fattening…(I’m coming over shortly, because I am a portly…)

  17. Bob Again says:

    wait a minute…did he say a shrew came loose?

    oh my!

  18. jim says:

    Even a local PUNK ROCK mag – The Nerve Magazine – had a flattering review of this wacky nouveau DVD thing. Gotta admit I am somewhat sorely tempted.

  19. jim says:

    Oh, & the nice lady sez yer Grail’s in the mail by 2009.

    (… & somewhere a shrill nasal keening whine is suddenly stopped dead in its tracks.)

    Just think, the Optional Entertainment freakbots will all be shaking their cyberbooty like its 2009!

    OH yeah.

  20. urbangraffito says:

    Time to start stealing hubcaps (hey, Weeza…)

  21. DD says:

    Gail does not owe anything to anybody (anytime at all)…
    We gotta set up a buy-out fund to purchase and manage The Vault ;).

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